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Chikungunya Fever

Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne virus or arbovirus and is transmitted primarily by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquito species. The most common symptoms of chikungunya are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.

Humans are the primary reservoir during epidemics. Travelers who go to the Caribbean are at risk of getting chikungunya. In addition, travelers to Africa, Asia, and islands in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific also are at risk as the virus is spread in many of these areas.

There are no vaccines for chikungunya or dengue, so the key is to prevent mosquito bites.

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General information about chikungunya virus and disease is available from CDC at:

Chikungunya information for clinicians is available at:

Travel Notices

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Health Access Network Delivery Systems of St. Lucie County

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Free and confidential clinic for teens from 13-19. Services include: pregnancy testing, nutrition and diet, health education, career skills, STD testing, and much more.  More Information.
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